William Thomas Hoge Sr.

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William Thomas Hoge Sr.

Birth
Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Death
8 Aug 1749 (aged 88)
Kernstown, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Kernstown, Frederick County, Virginia, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.1395425, Longitude: -78.1949176
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William Thomas Hogue was born in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland in 1660. He was the son of Sir James Hogue (1639-1682) and Lady Marjorie (Lambert) Hogue (1640-1682).

William Hoge, sometimes spelled Hogue, was born in Musselboro, Berwickshire, Scotland, a small town on the seashore about 50 miles south of Edinburgh, in 1660, and died near Winchester, Virginia in 1750, at the age of 90. It is claimed by some writers that his father, James Hoge, was the son of George Hoge, a Huguenot from Le Hogue, Normandy, France, in about 1600, and that the name of Hoge is derived from the town of La Hogue near Cherbourg, the scene of a battle many years ago.

He came to America in 1682 in the ship Caledonia to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, as a young man, and there came on the same ship a Sir James Hume from the same place in Scotland, who was the son of gentry and was well off. He was related to the Humes of Nine Wells and Lord Hume or Home, Earl of Home, and was related to David Hume, the great Historian and author. With Hume on the ship was his wife and daughter, Barbara. The man and his wife died on the voyage and Barbara was left an orphan and went with an uncle, Dr. Johnson of Perth Amboy. William Hoge afterward married Barbara in 1695.

They lived for a time, at least until 1708, in New Jersey, and in 1734 they moved to Chester County PA, where he bought land. The next year, 1735, he and his family except the eldest son John, went with the Joist Hite party of settlers to Frederick, MD. He built a cabin and settled on a branch of the Opican (Opequan) River, called Hogue's Run, near Winchester, VA, (at present day Kernstown, VA) in 1735. He gave land for a church there in 1745. He lived on this farm until his death.

They had five sons and several daughters. John, who remained in Pennsylvania, William, who moved to Loudoun County, VA and became a Quaker, Alexander, a lawyer of Winchester, VA, James, who settled in Frederick, MD, and George who was a member of the first court of Frederick County and afterward moved to North Carolina. A daughter married Dr. Robert White of Winchester. (Shared on Ancestry by Jerry Goodall).

Here is a Copy of a letter received by Mr. F.L. Hoge
August 31, 1880 from Wheeling, WV where he explains more about this family:

William Hoge was from Musselburg, and she (Barbara Hume Hoge) was from Paisley, Scotland. His father was Sir James Hoge, her father was a Knight and a Baron, and nearly related to the Royal House of Stuart of Scotland, so this takes you back to King Robert the Second of Scotland, born about 1300.

The Rev. William Henry Foot of Romney, W. Va., in his "Sketches of Virginia", second series, gives a pretty full account of the descendents of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, but he mistakes many particulars. He makes your ancestor, William (the Quaker), the oldest son; this is a mistake; their oldest son was John, who never moved to VA. They lived in Chester Co., PA., and while the father and the balance of the family moved to the Valley of VA., about 1735, or before, John, the oldest son, moved to the Cumberland Valley, about nine miles west of Harrisburg, and settled in village of Hogestown now stands, owned a large body of land, and lived and died there about 1752. While the family lived in Chester Co., John married Gwenthloon Bowen, a Welch woman, while your ancestor, William, married a Quaker. John had four sons, John, Bunyan, Jonathan, and David, and four daughters. Of the daughters I will say nothing now, it would make the story too long; enough to say that names of their descendants have been distinguished both in church and state.

John was the Rev. John Hoge, who first preached at Opequan church near Kernstown, where his grandfather lived, as mentioned by Dr. Foot; he left no issue. Bunyan died young. Jonathan was a prominent man in Cumberland Co., when all this part of PA. was Cumberland Co., and through the Indian, Catfish, became the owner of the land where the town of Washington, PA now stands.

David's two sons, John and William, in 1782 came to Washington and laid out the town of Washington, (see Dr. Creigh's history of Washington Co.), and there they both lived and died, both distinguished men. William was a member of congress during Jefferson's entire administration, and died in 1814. If you are in Washington, got to the old graveyard and see his tombstone. John was also in Congress, and held many important offices in PA. He died in 1823 leaving no issue. David was Receiver of Public money at the land office at Steubenville, OH, from the beginning to the end of that office at that place, and died there in 1845, leaving several sons and daughters. The only son now living is Joseph, a lawyer, who is in San Moreno Co., CA. He resided at one time in IL, and was a member of Congress from that state from 1842 to 1846, representing the Galena district. He afterward went to CA. Jonathan moved to near Morgantown, W. VA., had two sons and died there. One son moved to southern Illinois and died, leaving several children. The other son lives in or near Washington, PA.

Amy, a daughter of David Hoge, married Alex Blaine. they had several children. Squire Blaine (not Fph.) lived and died at Washington, PA. A descendent lived in Wheeling, named Simms, and the only survivor of that branch, L.Q.R. Laidly, lived a few years ago in Charlestown, W. VA., and may be still there. L. Halsey Wells, cashier of the Second Nat. Bank, Pittsburg, is a descendent; George Shiras, the distinguished lawyer of Pittsburg was another, and many other whom you and your brother no doubt know. This Mrs Blaine is the only one of David's daughters who left many descendents. Jane Hoge, another daughter, married Captain James Blaine; she died shortly after marriage without issue. Her husband then married a Miss Lyon, and they were the grandparents of Senator James Blaine whom we all know. The other daughter of David Hoge, married the rev. Samuel Waugh, of Silver's Spring, Cumberland Co. She had several children, but they are all dead. the third daughter, Mary, married Dr. John Hoge Irwin, and their daughter, my wife, is the only descendent of that branch, and she was born in Wheeling.

William Hoge and Barbara Hume have sons. John, William, Alexander, James, and George. We have disposed of John and William. Alexander became a lawyer of eminence, lived near Winchester, was a member of the first Congress of the U.S., and of the Virginia convention that adopted the Constitution of the US.

James was the father of the Rev. Moses Hoge, the distinguished divine, and who was the ancestor of the several preachers of the name in many parts of the country, including the present Rev. Moses Hoge of Richmond, VA, and Rev. James Hoge of Columbus, OH.

George Hoge moved to North Carolina. Do you know to which of the families Judge Hoge of Martinsburg, W.VA, belongs? It seems that most of the descendents come from the through the son William, your ancestor, more than all the balance put together.

The little old church at Opequan was burnt down since the war. I think in remembrance of their ancestor, William Hoge, who had the first one built, (this is the third one), the Hoges ought to rebuild it. The little school house is still standing, one hundred years old; the burying ground is in good repair. I have a copy of the deed which William Hoge made for the ground on which the church, the school house and the graveyard are, dated Feb. 19, 1745.

I will be glad to have the Princeton Reviews to which you refer. This has been written "Currente Calamo", so you must excuse it.

Very truly yours,

D. Kaine

1682
The Caledonia sailed from from Glasgow, Scotland to New York City, New York.

Passengers included
William Hogue (or Hoge), his future wife
Barbara Hume, and her father
Sir James Hume (died on ship), and her mother
Mrs. Hume (who died on the ship)

William Hoge, distinguished in state and church, came to America in 1682, He was the son of Sir James Hoge of Scotland, who lived in Mussleburg near Glasco. On board the Caledonia, the vessel that brought him over, was a family named Hume, consisting of a father , mother and daughter. They were Presbyterians, leaving Scotland to avoid the persecution.

The Humes were from Paisley,Scotland. The father was a knight and a Baron. Both mother and father died during the voyage to America, leaving their daughter in the charge of young William Hoge, who placed her with relatives, the Johnsons, in New York City, while he decided to make his home in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on land owned by a Scotch company, at the head of which was Gov. Berkley, and of which he was a member.

William Hoge's Last Will and Testament: In the name of God Amen. This eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine. I, William Hoge of nottingham in ye County of Chester and Provence of Pennsylvania lands, a farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God therefore, calling unto mind ye mortality of my body and knowing yt it is appointed for all men once to dy, do make and ordian this my Last Will and Testament, yt is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend it to ye earth be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the descretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at ye general Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God and as touching such worldly (goods) wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, devise and dispose of ye same in ye following maner form

--Imprimus my will is yt all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as soon as conveniently they can after my decease

--Secondly my will is yt Barbara my will beloved wife shal have ye benefit of ye plantation whereon I now live during her life

--Thirdly my will is yt my son John Hoge shall fully be possessed of yt tract of land yt I made over to him by Deed of Gift

--Fourthly is yt my son William Hoge shall have yt 100 a. of land whereon he now lives which is secured to him by a bill of sale

--Fiftly is yt my will is yt my son-in-law Noal Thomson shall have 100 a. of land whereon he lives during his life and at his decease to be his wife and her heirs forever

--Sixly that my son in law Robert White shal have 5 shillings

--Sevently my will is yt my sons Allexander, James and George shall have ye remainder of my land to be equally divided amongst them by men of their own choosing yt there is no difference between them nor go to law one with another about it

--Eightly my will is yt my daughter Joroter Hoge will have 50 pounds in money or value thereof leveyed out of ye stock and what debts is due to me and if that will not be so yt ye remainder be raised of ye plantation

--Ninthly and lastly. I likewise constitute make and ordain George Galassbey of newcastle County and Barbara my well beloved wife Executor and Executrix of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all other forms testaments wills and legacies bequests executors by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, In witness whereof I ahve here- unto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written; William Hoge [seal] Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by ye William Hoge to be his last Willand Testament in ye presence of us subscribers, We: John Ruddoll, Enoch Job, William Rogers

Admitted for probate Wednesday Nov. 15, 1749, in Frederick County, VA.

I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary (Hogue) Hardin through her son, Martin Hardin. I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary through her son, Major John Hardin and her grandson, Capt. Benjamin Hardin and through a 3rd line, I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary's through her son, Major John Hardin and her grandson, Capt. John (Miller )Hardin through cousin marriages. Mary is not listed in her dad's will (don't know why), but after getting DNA results from Ancestry, the DNA connections with both of her parents match her dad's will. Examples are: DNA shows her brother, James Hoge (James Hoge, Joseph & William Hoge, etc. She has a DNA match with her sister, Joroter Hoge Wilson, (Barbara Wilson, Garetta Stephens, etc.); a DNA match with her sister, Margaret Hoge (Eleanor White, Elizabeth Ruble, Caleb Hale, etc.), a DNA match with William Hoge (George Hoge, Thomas Hoge, Levi Hoge, etc.), A total DNA match with her parents, my 7th great grandparents: William Thomas Hogue & his wife, Barbara (Hume) Hogue. On one line, I have 10 DNA matches with Mary and 4 with both of her parents. On another line on Ancestry, I share 11 DNA matches with Mary, 8 DNA matches with William and 7 with Barbara on my 3rd Ancestry family line, I have 19 DNA matches with Mary (through mostly Hardin and 4 DNA matches with her parents. Stella
William Thomas Hogue was born in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland in 1660. He was the son of Sir James Hogue (1639-1682) and Lady Marjorie (Lambert) Hogue (1640-1682).

William Hoge, sometimes spelled Hogue, was born in Musselboro, Berwickshire, Scotland, a small town on the seashore about 50 miles south of Edinburgh, in 1660, and died near Winchester, Virginia in 1750, at the age of 90. It is claimed by some writers that his father, James Hoge, was the son of George Hoge, a Huguenot from Le Hogue, Normandy, France, in about 1600, and that the name of Hoge is derived from the town of La Hogue near Cherbourg, the scene of a battle many years ago.

He came to America in 1682 in the ship Caledonia to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, as a young man, and there came on the same ship a Sir James Hume from the same place in Scotland, who was the son of gentry and was well off. He was related to the Humes of Nine Wells and Lord Hume or Home, Earl of Home, and was related to David Hume, the great Historian and author. With Hume on the ship was his wife and daughter, Barbara. The man and his wife died on the voyage and Barbara was left an orphan and went with an uncle, Dr. Johnson of Perth Amboy. William Hoge afterward married Barbara in 1695.

They lived for a time, at least until 1708, in New Jersey, and in 1734 they moved to Chester County PA, where he bought land. The next year, 1735, he and his family except the eldest son John, went with the Joist Hite party of settlers to Frederick, MD. He built a cabin and settled on a branch of the Opican (Opequan) River, called Hogue's Run, near Winchester, VA, (at present day Kernstown, VA) in 1735. He gave land for a church there in 1745. He lived on this farm until his death.

They had five sons and several daughters. John, who remained in Pennsylvania, William, who moved to Loudoun County, VA and became a Quaker, Alexander, a lawyer of Winchester, VA, James, who settled in Frederick, MD, and George who was a member of the first court of Frederick County and afterward moved to North Carolina. A daughter married Dr. Robert White of Winchester. (Shared on Ancestry by Jerry Goodall).

Here is a Copy of a letter received by Mr. F.L. Hoge
August 31, 1880 from Wheeling, WV where he explains more about this family:

William Hoge was from Musselburg, and she (Barbara Hume Hoge) was from Paisley, Scotland. His father was Sir James Hoge, her father was a Knight and a Baron, and nearly related to the Royal House of Stuart of Scotland, so this takes you back to King Robert the Second of Scotland, born about 1300.

The Rev. William Henry Foot of Romney, W. Va., in his "Sketches of Virginia", second series, gives a pretty full account of the descendents of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, but he mistakes many particulars. He makes your ancestor, William (the Quaker), the oldest son; this is a mistake; their oldest son was John, who never moved to VA. They lived in Chester Co., PA., and while the father and the balance of the family moved to the Valley of VA., about 1735, or before, John, the oldest son, moved to the Cumberland Valley, about nine miles west of Harrisburg, and settled in village of Hogestown now stands, owned a large body of land, and lived and died there about 1752. While the family lived in Chester Co., John married Gwenthloon Bowen, a Welch woman, while your ancestor, William, married a Quaker. John had four sons, John, Bunyan, Jonathan, and David, and four daughters. Of the daughters I will say nothing now, it would make the story too long; enough to say that names of their descendants have been distinguished both in church and state.

John was the Rev. John Hoge, who first preached at Opequan church near Kernstown, where his grandfather lived, as mentioned by Dr. Foot; he left no issue. Bunyan died young. Jonathan was a prominent man in Cumberland Co., when all this part of PA. was Cumberland Co., and through the Indian, Catfish, became the owner of the land where the town of Washington, PA now stands.

David's two sons, John and William, in 1782 came to Washington and laid out the town of Washington, (see Dr. Creigh's history of Washington Co.), and there they both lived and died, both distinguished men. William was a member of congress during Jefferson's entire administration, and died in 1814. If you are in Washington, got to the old graveyard and see his tombstone. John was also in Congress, and held many important offices in PA. He died in 1823 leaving no issue. David was Receiver of Public money at the land office at Steubenville, OH, from the beginning to the end of that office at that place, and died there in 1845, leaving several sons and daughters. The only son now living is Joseph, a lawyer, who is in San Moreno Co., CA. He resided at one time in IL, and was a member of Congress from that state from 1842 to 1846, representing the Galena district. He afterward went to CA. Jonathan moved to near Morgantown, W. VA., had two sons and died there. One son moved to southern Illinois and died, leaving several children. The other son lives in or near Washington, PA.

Amy, a daughter of David Hoge, married Alex Blaine. they had several children. Squire Blaine (not Fph.) lived and died at Washington, PA. A descendent lived in Wheeling, named Simms, and the only survivor of that branch, L.Q.R. Laidly, lived a few years ago in Charlestown, W. VA., and may be still there. L. Halsey Wells, cashier of the Second Nat. Bank, Pittsburg, is a descendent; George Shiras, the distinguished lawyer of Pittsburg was another, and many other whom you and your brother no doubt know. This Mrs Blaine is the only one of David's daughters who left many descendents. Jane Hoge, another daughter, married Captain James Blaine; she died shortly after marriage without issue. Her husband then married a Miss Lyon, and they were the grandparents of Senator James Blaine whom we all know. The other daughter of David Hoge, married the rev. Samuel Waugh, of Silver's Spring, Cumberland Co. She had several children, but they are all dead. the third daughter, Mary, married Dr. John Hoge Irwin, and their daughter, my wife, is the only descendent of that branch, and she was born in Wheeling.

William Hoge and Barbara Hume have sons. John, William, Alexander, James, and George. We have disposed of John and William. Alexander became a lawyer of eminence, lived near Winchester, was a member of the first Congress of the U.S., and of the Virginia convention that adopted the Constitution of the US.

James was the father of the Rev. Moses Hoge, the distinguished divine, and who was the ancestor of the several preachers of the name in many parts of the country, including the present Rev. Moses Hoge of Richmond, VA, and Rev. James Hoge of Columbus, OH.

George Hoge moved to North Carolina. Do you know to which of the families Judge Hoge of Martinsburg, W.VA, belongs? It seems that most of the descendents come from the through the son William, your ancestor, more than all the balance put together.

The little old church at Opequan was burnt down since the war. I think in remembrance of their ancestor, William Hoge, who had the first one built, (this is the third one), the Hoges ought to rebuild it. The little school house is still standing, one hundred years old; the burying ground is in good repair. I have a copy of the deed which William Hoge made for the ground on which the church, the school house and the graveyard are, dated Feb. 19, 1745.

I will be glad to have the Princeton Reviews to which you refer. This has been written "Currente Calamo", so you must excuse it.

Very truly yours,

D. Kaine

1682
The Caledonia sailed from from Glasgow, Scotland to New York City, New York.

Passengers included
William Hogue (or Hoge), his future wife
Barbara Hume, and her father
Sir James Hume (died on ship), and her mother
Mrs. Hume (who died on the ship)

William Hoge, distinguished in state and church, came to America in 1682, He was the son of Sir James Hoge of Scotland, who lived in Mussleburg near Glasco. On board the Caledonia, the vessel that brought him over, was a family named Hume, consisting of a father , mother and daughter. They were Presbyterians, leaving Scotland to avoid the persecution.

The Humes were from Paisley,Scotland. The father was a knight and a Baron. Both mother and father died during the voyage to America, leaving their daughter in the charge of young William Hoge, who placed her with relatives, the Johnsons, in New York City, while he decided to make his home in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on land owned by a Scotch company, at the head of which was Gov. Berkley, and of which he was a member.

William Hoge's Last Will and Testament: In the name of God Amen. This eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine. I, William Hoge of nottingham in ye County of Chester and Provence of Pennsylvania lands, a farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God therefore, calling unto mind ye mortality of my body and knowing yt it is appointed for all men once to dy, do make and ordian this my Last Will and Testament, yt is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend it to ye earth be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the descretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at ye general Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God and as touching such worldly (goods) wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, devise and dispose of ye same in ye following maner form

--Imprimus my will is yt all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as soon as conveniently they can after my decease

--Secondly my will is yt Barbara my will beloved wife shal have ye benefit of ye plantation whereon I now live during her life

--Thirdly my will is yt my son John Hoge shall fully be possessed of yt tract of land yt I made over to him by Deed of Gift

--Fourthly is yt my son William Hoge shall have yt 100 a. of land whereon he now lives which is secured to him by a bill of sale

--Fiftly is yt my will is yt my son-in-law Noal Thomson shall have 100 a. of land whereon he lives during his life and at his decease to be his wife and her heirs forever

--Sixly that my son in law Robert White shal have 5 shillings

--Sevently my will is yt my sons Allexander, James and George shall have ye remainder of my land to be equally divided amongst them by men of their own choosing yt there is no difference between them nor go to law one with another about it

--Eightly my will is yt my daughter Joroter Hoge will have 50 pounds in money or value thereof leveyed out of ye stock and what debts is due to me and if that will not be so yt ye remainder be raised of ye plantation

--Ninthly and lastly. I likewise constitute make and ordain George Galassbey of newcastle County and Barbara my well beloved wife Executor and Executrix of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all other forms testaments wills and legacies bequests executors by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, In witness whereof I ahve here- unto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written; William Hoge [seal] Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by ye William Hoge to be his last Willand Testament in ye presence of us subscribers, We: John Ruddoll, Enoch Job, William Rogers

Admitted for probate Wednesday Nov. 15, 1749, in Frederick County, VA.

I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary (Hogue) Hardin through her son, Martin Hardin. I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary through her son, Major John Hardin and her grandson, Capt. Benjamin Hardin and through a 3rd line, I am the 6th great granddaughter of Mary's through her son, Major John Hardin and her grandson, Capt. John (Miller )Hardin through cousin marriages. Mary is not listed in her dad's will (don't know why), but after getting DNA results from Ancestry, the DNA connections with both of her parents match her dad's will. Examples are: DNA shows her brother, James Hoge (James Hoge, Joseph & William Hoge, etc. She has a DNA match with her sister, Joroter Hoge Wilson, (Barbara Wilson, Garetta Stephens, etc.); a DNA match with her sister, Margaret Hoge (Eleanor White, Elizabeth Ruble, Caleb Hale, etc.), a DNA match with William Hoge (George Hoge, Thomas Hoge, Levi Hoge, etc.), A total DNA match with her parents, my 7th great grandparents: William Thomas Hogue & his wife, Barbara (Hume) Hogue. On one line, I have 10 DNA matches with Mary and 4 with both of her parents. On another line on Ancestry, I share 11 DNA matches with Mary, 8 DNA matches with William and 7 with Barbara on my 3rd Ancestry family line, I have 19 DNA matches with Mary (through mostly Hardin and 4 DNA matches with her parents. Stella

Inscription

In memory of
1660 - WILLIAM HOGE - 1749
and his wife
1670 - BARBARA HUME HOGE - 1745
Pioneer Settlers
Born in Scotland - Died in Kernstown
Who lived on this land - Gave of it
for this church and cemetery
and are buried here.